Sean O'Connor

  • ORIGINALS - contemporary folk/Celtic/country/pop
  • CELTIC -    Pub classics, ballads and songs old and new
  • COVERS - acoustic classics and contemporary
Sean can mix it up or focus on originals, covers or Celtic depending on the gig.

COVERS: American Pie, Anchor Me, Annie's Song, Another Saturday Night, Big Yellow Taxi, Better Be Home Soon, Brown Eyed Girl, Chasing Cars, Cherry Bomb, Cool Change, Come On Eileen, Country Roads, Daniel, Dock of the Bay, Don't Dream It's Over, Down Under, Every Breath You Take, Fall at Your Feet, Falling Slowly, Father and Son, Fields of Gold, Four Seasons In One Day, Free Falling, Hallelujah, Heart of Gold, Hey There Delilah, High and Dry, Hotel California, House of the Rising Sun, I Got You, Imagine, I'm Gonna Be, I'm On My Way, I'm On Fire, I'm Yours, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Layla, Lean On Me, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Lego House, Little Lion Man, Losing My Religion, Love Is In The Air, Loyal, Midnight Special, Moondance, Moonshadow, One Love, Piano Man, Rasperry Beret, Slip Slidin Away, Space Oddity, Stand By Me,  time In A Bottle, The Boxer, The Gambler, Throw Your Arms Around Me, Time in a Bottle, Unwell, Wild World, Whaling, Where Do the Children Play, Whole of the Moon, Wonderful Tonight, Yellow, You're Beautiful 

CELTIC: A Bang on the Ear, Black Is the Colour, Black Velvet Band, Cavan Girl, Carrickfergus, Danny Boy, Dirty Old Town, Donald Where's Your Trousers, Fields of Athenry, Fairytale of New York, Fisherman's Blues, Galway Bay, Galway Girl, Galway Races, Greenlamd Whale Fisheries, Go Move Shift, I'll Tell Me Ma, Irish Heartbeat, Irish Rover, Jock Stewart, Johhny I Hardly Knew Ye, Leaving of Liverpool, Maggie, Man Is In Love, Marie's Wedding, Mermaid, Molly Malone, Night Visit, Only Our Rivers Run Free, Pair of Brown Eyes, Parting Glass, Rattlin Bog, Real Old Mountain Dew, Raggle-Taggle Gypsy-O, Rocky Road to Dublin, Raglan Road, Reilly's Daughter, Sally MacLennan, Sean South, She Moved Through The Fair, Song For Ireland, Song of Indifference, Sonny, Star of the County Down, Step it Out Mary, Thousands are Sailing, Ordinary Man, Waxie's Dargle, Wild Rover, Willie MacBride, Whiskey in the Jar 

ORIGINALS: Around 100 original songs to choose from. See below and CDs page for samples




Original song "Singing is Like Praying Twice" at the Petone Winter Carnival, 2013. click here if the video below is not working. 


"Sean’s music and presence added an extra special ambience to my 60th Birthday Party.  His voice is beautiful and his songs melodic, inspiring and fun. His repertoire streams from self-penned to Irish folk to all around standards  and his easy-going style and attitude blended in well with the guests. Thanks for making this momentous celebration even better than expected." Nancy Yopp, Wellington

"We knew the mood we wanted to create for our family gathering and we felt Sean’s style of music and his relaxed persona would flourish in our humble home. His music blends in to the setting very well and he has a lovely selection of songs.  We received many positive comments from our guests in particular about the tranquil atmosphere that Sean created. He sings from his heart with a pure and molten voice. We would ask him back again." John and Victoria, Upper Hutt

Sean O’Connor, folk primadonna
Warmly humourous, stormily gloomerous
Sorting it out in music and lyric
Scarily serious sometimes satiric
So come and sit with my songs and tales
Voice, guitar and CD sales
Beautifully sung thought and emotion
And dutifully done self-promotion
Scorpio sun, Gemini ascendant
Forty some, balding, resplendent 
Wannabee prophet, world wrong-righter
Sean O’Connor … singer/songwriter!